Summary: I bought this to go in a large open room with no place to put surround speakers. It was easy to set up and the remote programmed well for all the devices I have in the system (Samsung TV and BluRay, Apple TV, cable box). The only thing the remote won't do is open and close the blu ray player, which is annoying because it is tucked away and hard to reach. So I have to keep that remote around.
Summary: Is not a secret that bose sound hasn't comparison. The 135 system has an excellent design and awesome sound. I connected my blue ray, directv and ipod systems very easy. I had never seen a setup as easy. I'm very happy with my Bose.
Summary: I waited for a while and debated with myself for quite a while as to whether I could justify spending this money and finally gave in when the price came down by $400. I had looked at the SR1 Soundbar as a relatively (only relatively) cheaper option when I finally felt that this kind of technology had reached a level that might be worth trying.
Probably the most impressive "small" speaker system ever
H. Huddleston, Amazon
16 February 2013
Summary: Let me start out by saying that i'm not a Bose "fanboy" by any stretch. I've always felt that Bose products, while not terrible, were far from hi fidelity. To me, they've always been the rich lazy man's easy system. They're very expensive comparable to what else is out there, but always very self-contained and easy to setup. Kinda like "home theater for dummies," but dummies with money to burn.
Summary: I have been a fan of Bose technology and products since my college days in the early 70's, I owned a set of 901 Series I. Bose believes there are improved ways to deliver sound beyond the conventional and traditional speaker and amplifier designs. Bose engineers and manufactures products that are often well 'outside the box'. The Lifestyle 135 is an incredible product and I am delighted with everything about it.
Summary: We bought this system to replace our surround sound system. The sound quality is excellent and now we don't have speakers and wires all over the living room! I would definitely recommend this product.
Summary: This is the easiest to install, most compact, best sounding home theatre system I've ever encountered. Understand that my living room is relatively small at 16x18, but it easily outperformed the onkyo 7.1 system I had before. You really do get what you pay for with the bose...